New to Feeder. Need advice on essentials.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by LuckyFeeder, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. LuckyFeeder

    LuckyFeeder New Member

    Just finished my feeder training. From what I was told here is what I carry in my backpack.

    Flashlight + extra batteries
    Multi tool
    Car charger
    Extra gloves
    Extra reflective vest
    Dot papers
    Disinfectant wipes

    Am I missing something. I want to get one of those iron rods to hit the tires with but I don't know what they are called or where to find them.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. By The Book

    By The Book Well-Known Member

    You can find that rod at a trucker store
  3. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    UPS supplies them.

    They tried to stop supplying them and give us a hammer to check the tire pressure.

    Within 1 week, they went back to supplying the tire knockers (5th wheel puller)
  4. Fezco

    Fezco New Member

    5th wheel pin puller, just about any truck stop has them. I would also put some pepto bismol tablets in there. Nothing worse then upset stomach while on the road.
  5. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Don't forget the condoms...just in case you have a lot lizard knocking on the rig ....
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  6. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Would you pay a dime to see this?

    UPS will give you everything they think you need to do the job. You only need bring your work shoes and a sense of humor.
  7. I carry a back pack that I leave in my locker. In that bag I have:

    Maps and map book
    High visibility vest (req at railyard)
    Various size zip ties
    Phone charger and auxiliary cord
    First aid kit
    Small hand towel
    Eye drops(for contacts)
    Extra pens
    Copy of contract for those silly managers
    A cheat sheet for building and cpu ELOC codes
    UPS paper time card
    DOT log book

    That's just the back pack. I also carry a gallon of water, pillow to sleep on meal, and a quality pocket knife. I'm on vacation cover and visit a lot of places at night where I'm the only one there so I actually use all that stuff fairly regularly
  8. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    Actually a headlamp comes in handy when you are pretripping a dolly or checking paperwork on the back of trailers....I just use a crowbar for a tire bumper...comes in handy at rest areas where the shady folks are...I take that thing in with me into the bathroom
  9. Word to that. I keep my hand on my knife. Forgot about a headlamp. That would definitely be useful
  10. Coldworld

    Coldworld Well-Known Member

    You a knife guy..???
  11. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

  12. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Man, you guys are super prepared! I carry one pen (no spare), my cellphone...... uhhh...sometimes a lunch. Oh yeah, flashlight (no spare battery)
    Seriously, that's it.

    A backpack? Really?
  13. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Clean clothes in your bag in winter, in case you spend nite in a hotel
  14. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    ,,,,,, backpack !! These kids today walk into the building to do p/c runs looking like they're going on a camping trip !!
    The trophy soccer mom kids
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  15. jaker

    jaker trolling

    That is me , but I also ride to work so I have to make sure I don't leave anything

    In my back pack
    Pin puller
    32oz Gatorade
    Lunch bag with sandwich
    32oz water jug
    Shorts , because I change at work
    Dot paperwork, driver log, time card, zip ties
    Garmin and its stuff
    Protein bar , bag of nuts
    Pins , batteries , pill box, sunglasses
    Sweat towel, Bluetooth headset and aux cord
    Charging cable , flashlight , head flashlight and multi tool
    Hand cleaner, watch
    Then the motorcycle stuff
    Gloves and gopro , helmet stays on bike

    That's my daily and I still have another backpack just for sleeper runs
  16. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    I've camped in the woods for a week with less crap
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  17. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    Me ,,, p/c
    1989 to 2003
    Every day
    Boston herald newspaper
    Lunch box
    ( summer ) sweat rag
    Extra t shirt
    ( winter ). Extra sweater
    Extra socks

    Free water , free coffee any place. I went !!
    That's it
  18. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

    A Red Sox fan that can read. I've really heard it all now.
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  19. Wouldn't carry it if I didn't need it.

    Luck favors the prepared
  20. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    I wouldn't spend the money on something like this, because chances are, you will misplace it or it will get stolen. I just bought a small sledgehammer (12" long) at WalMart for about $5.